Last week Google announced that it totally revamped its Google+ social network with tons of new features. We love it so far, and now we’re looking forward to enjoying the company’s brand new Android application, which was announced and released on Monday.
Google promises that we can expect great photo viewing inside the app—an admitted weak point until now—and that it offers auto-backup, auto-highlight to show the best shots from each album, auto-enhance for fixing up photos on the fly, and auto-awesome, a feature that Google says will create panoramas and animations based on the photos in your albums.
The focus isn’t just on photos, however. Google said you can now see a user’s location on the profile page if he or she decides to share it with you. In addition, you can tap a new “locations” button to see where everyone is on a single map. The company’s new hashtags feature is also now available on Android, which automatically adds a hashtag if it can identify a point of interest, such as a landmark, to a photo. If you tap the hashtag you’ll see posts from other people that have the same tag applied.
Other smaller features include an option to enter the Hangouts app with just one tap and a new notification interface. The update is available now in Google Play and more features are on the way.